Dream house (4)
For the last few days, we’ve imagined what it might be like to live in our dream house. But even though we may be living in the best house in the world, life still happens. Unexpected problems crop up and steal our peace and security; we might become ill and struggle with our health; we lose people we love. Our lives may seem perfect to an outsider, but the reality can be very different. We need to remember that true peace and security doesn’t come from the things we own, the job we do, or the opinions of others. It comes from God. Psalm 91 says: ‘Those who go to God Most High for safety will be protected by the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “You are my place of safety and protection. You are my God and I trust you”’ (v.1-2 NCV). We might never get chance to live in our dream house, but ultimately, God has something for us that’s so much better – a place with Him in heaven forever. We live in a broken world where we might lose possessions, health, and loved ones. But heaven will make up for all we’ve lost. We’ll be reunited with our redeemed loved ones, and we’ll have bodies free from sickness, pain, and every kind of limitation. ‘There will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.’ But that doesn’t mean that God isn’t with us now. Have another look at the words of Psalm 91 – those words are for all of us, today. Our world isn’t perfect, but our God is, and until we’re united with Him in heaven, He’ll walk alongside us and be our refuge every day of our earthly lives.
Start your prayer time with the declaration from Psalm 91:2: ‘You are my place of safety and protection. You are my God and I trust you.’
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